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Project Coordinator

Jennie Austin

Jennie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art & Design from Grand Valley State University. She worked for a B2B wholesaler for five years as their Marketing Manager. This role was heavily focused on content strategy for multiple brands, leading a team of creatives and content creators, and project management. She originally wanted to be a web designer or developer but learned that the key to a great website is more than just design, but also content and copy. That's how she fell in love with digital marketing.

She was involved in Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority in college, and through that, she was an active volunteer for local organizations like Special Olympics Michigan, Relay for Life, and South Kent Jaycees. She also spent one spring break volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. More recently, through her previous employer, she did some volunteering with Baxter Community Center and Kids' Food Basket.

Question & Answer:

What pets do you have?

I have a cuddly and energetic Shih Tzu / Poodle mix named Milo! He loves helping me with "work" during the day.

What is your favorite place you've traveled to?

New Orleans! Not only is there always something to do, but you can tell that the community of NOLA absolutely loves their city. There is such a rich history and culture there. When I lived in Florida, it was only a three-hour drive from New Orleans. Even though I would visit a LOT, I learned something new every time.

What’s your favorite TV show of all time?

I grew up watching Daria. I'm still obsessed!

What phrase are you guilty of saying too frequently?

"Thank you, sir." or "Thank you, ma'am." to EVERYONE, even my good friends!

What buzzword/phrase are you especially annoyed with?

Any Forrest Gump references about my name. Trust me, I've heard them all!